The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that is opened the application process for the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. As part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, this fund is designed to support “community-oriented strategies to address neighborhood-level crime issues.” The application is available online here and due June 7.
The Department is offering two types of funding for the program:
- Category 1: Planning and implementation grants worth up to $1 million each for a 36-month project period.
- Category 2: Enhancement grants intended to enhance an existing community-based initiative and worth up to $600,000 for a 36-month project period.
The application suggests CrimeSolutions.gov as a resources for applicants on evidence-based approaches to this work, and also lists the Building Neighborhood Capacity Resource Center, which will go live in August. For more information, see the Grants.gov program page.
Postscript: Speaking of federal NRI work, look out for registration and updated program information for UNCA’s Neighborhood Revitalization Conference next week.